Wes hopeful of a calm 2014

Swindon Advertiser: Wes Foderingham Wes Foderingham

AFTER two manic years in a Swindon Town shirt, Wes Foderingham is looking forward to a much more tranquil 2014 - just as long as the Robins survive the January transfer window.

Foderingham has tasted promotion from League Two, a League One play-off campaign, three different owners, four chairmen and five managers during his 24 months as a full-time fixture at the County Ground - a remarkable record.

Now, however, he is hoping that stormy waters in Wiltshire will start to level out and that Town can keep their current squad together to maintain their push for a top-six finish.

“It will be a bit calmer if we keep the style and set-up that we’ve got at the minute - from the board, the manager, the team, the players,” he told the Advertiser. “We’ve got a good blend at the minute and I think we’re going in the right direction. Hopefully 2014 will be positive.”

Foderingham himself has been the subject of plenty of transfer speculation over recent weeks, with Bournemouth touted as a possible destination for the former Crystal Palace stopper in January.

However, the Advertiser understands the Cherries’ interest in Foderingham has cooled as they pursue a possible long-term deal for West Brom’s Lee Camp and, with no other Championship clubs believed to be keen on the 22-year-old, at present it appears as though Swindon will hang on to the goalkeeper in the new year.

Foderingham expects plenty more rumours to rear their heads in January and he feels it important that Town’s players try their best to distance themselves from any and all gossip.

“Everybody talks about it a little bit but you can’t let it affect your performance,” he said. “There’s going to be interest in a lot of our players because we’ve got a lot of good, young players.

“It’s only natural in football - it’s not just Swindon - that we’re getting players looked at. It’s the same for players throughout the Football League. You’ve just got to deal with it and do your best on a matchday.”

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9:26am Thu 2 Jan 14

Rgbargee says...

So Bournemouth are no longer "cherry " picking our best players. I hope we do keep Wes and can reach the play off position with his help. We shall just have to wait and
I can't help thinking it is going to be a bumpy ride though, as we have too many unknowns, what with so many loan players in key positions possibly moving in January.
Oh for a quiet life....never is at Swindon.
So Bournemouth are no longer "cherry " picking our best players. I hope we do keep Wes and can reach the play off position with his help. We shall just have to wait and I can't help thinking it is going to be a bumpy ride though, as we have too many unknowns, what with so many loan players in key positions possibly moving in January. Oh for a quiet life....never is at Swindon. Rgbargee

10:31am Thu 2 Jan 14

old town robin says...

It sounds like Wes wants to stay, as I hope he does, it would be nice for him to be set new targets (i.e. beating his own Town record of clean sheets), that will make possible suitors sit up and realise he is the best in this division not conceding the 30 goals let in to date.

I think that many supporters would agree he has not always been at his best this season, whether that is down to a lack of confidence of his own ability behind an inconsistent shaky back 4 or maybe it's down to poor coaching, it is hard to say. we will have to see what if anything Lee Power does to improve those areas. Wes is still a very young man and has plenty of time to get even better, he doesn't need to be leaving us right now, especially if it means he sits on the bench as someone else's number two.
It sounds like Wes wants to stay, as I hope he does, it would be nice for him to be set new targets (i.e. beating his own Town record of clean sheets), that will make possible suitors sit up and realise he is the best in this division not conceding the 30 goals let in to date. I think that many supporters would agree he has not always been at his best this season, whether that is down to a lack of confidence of his own ability behind an inconsistent shaky back 4 or maybe it's down to poor coaching, it is hard to say. we will have to see what if anything Lee Power does to improve those areas. Wes is still a very young man and has plenty of time to get even better, he doesn't need to be leaving us right now, especially if it means he sits on the bench as someone else's number two. old town robin

12:14pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Graham8181 says...

old town robin wrote:
It sounds like Wes wants to stay, as I hope he does, it would be nice for him to be set new targets (i.e. beating his own Town record of clean sheets), that will make possible suitors sit up and realise he is the best in this division not conceding the 30 goals let in to date.

I think that many supporters would agree he has not always been at his best this season, whether that is down to a lack of confidence of his own ability behind an inconsistent shaky back 4 or maybe it's down to poor coaching, it is hard to say. we will have to see what if anything Lee Power does to improve those areas. Wes is still a very young man and has plenty of time to get even better, he doesn't need to be leaving us right now, especially if it means he sits on the bench as someone else's number two.
I would go with the shocking defensive line we have at present and lack of cover. The priority has to be number 1 - to firm up the defence in January and number 2 - a new striker. our centre backs have been what have let us down this season for whatever reason. they look off pace / but also doesn't help they have played every single minute of every game. I for one am looking forward to the window opening to finally sort what has been a pis s poor showing at the heart of defence
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: It sounds like Wes wants to stay, as I hope he does, it would be nice for him to be set new targets (i.e. beating his own Town record of clean sheets), that will make possible suitors sit up and realise he is the best in this division not conceding the 30 goals let in to date. I think that many supporters would agree he has not always been at his best this season, whether that is down to a lack of confidence of his own ability behind an inconsistent shaky back 4 or maybe it's down to poor coaching, it is hard to say. we will have to see what if anything Lee Power does to improve those areas. Wes is still a very young man and has plenty of time to get even better, he doesn't need to be leaving us right now, especially if it means he sits on the bench as someone else's number two.[/p][/quote]I would go with the shocking defensive line we have at present and lack of cover. The priority has to be number 1 - to firm up the defence in January and number 2 - a new striker. our centre backs have been what have let us down this season for whatever reason. they look off pace / but also doesn't help they have played every single minute of every game. I for one am looking forward to the window opening to finally sort what has been a pis s poor showing at the heart of defence Graham8181

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